2024 Pagan Calendar – Sabbats, Moon Celebrations & Astrological Events

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Our 2024 pagan calendar is filled with important dates and times for key pagan celebrations of many different belief systems. It also includes peak times and dates of both full moons and new moon plus, other noteworthy astrological events, zodiac periods, and more. Note that the times and dates are displayed in Mountain Standard Time (USA). To Convert to another time zone, find yours and add or subtract the shown amounts. USA Time Zones, Puerto Rico/Virgin Islands +3, Eastern Time Zone +2, Central +1, Pacific Time -1, Alaska -2, Hawaii -3, American Samoa -4 (in hours).

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January

1st             Mercury becomes progressive (8:07 PM, MST)

3rd/4th    Quadrantids Meteor Shower
This is an annual meter shower, active between the end of December and early January, peaking on the night between the 3rd & 4th. For a few hours that night, stargazers can expect to see 100-100 meteors per hour.

11th           New Wolf Moon (4:58 AM, MST)

11th           New Moon in Capricorn – 20 Cap 44

15th          Makar Sankranti – the very first major festival to be celebrated in India and is one of the universally celebrated Hindu festivals. This festival signals the end of winter and the beginning of the harvest, and is even observed outside India.

18th          Day of Danu – Danu is a mother goddess in the Celtic and Irish traditions. She is the goddess of fertility, creation, water, and the land. She corresponds to the Welsh Ancestor Goddess Don. In the modern neopagan tradition, Danu is seen as both a primordial and a triple goddess.

19th           Zodiac Period of Capricorn ends

20th          Celtic Tree Month of Birch ends

20th          Zodiac Period of Aquarius begins

21st           Celtic Tree Month of Rowan begins

25th          Full Wolf Moon (10:54 AM, MST) – The Wolf Moon name comes from Native Americans. In January, the air is cold and thin and the howling of hungry wolves could be heard for many miles. Some of the other names for the January full moon include the Frost Moon, the Hard Moon, the Cold Moon, Greeting Moon, the Center Moon, the Quiet Moon, and the Spirit Moon.

25th          Full Moon in Leo – 5 Leo 15′

27th          Uranus becomes progressive (12:35 AM, MST)

31st           Disablot – Norse/Germanic pagan holiday honoring female deities, female spirits of ancestors, Disir, Valkyries, or other important women in your life; Frig, Freya, and Ostera are often celebrated.  Also called the “charming of the plow”

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February

1st/2nd          Imbolc – A pagan Sabbat, with origins in ancient Celtic celebrations of spring and welcoming the return of the Sun God. The celebration is focused on the Goddess Brigid (Goddess of Spring, Fertility, and the Dawn.) Imbolc is celebrated from sunrise on February 1 through sundown on February 2.

9th                 New Snow Moon (4:00 PM, MST)

9th                 New Moon in Aquarius – 20 Aqu 41′

10th               Chinese New Year – the year of the Green Wood Dragon

13th/15th      Lupercalia – This ancient Roman festival honoring the Wolf who suckled Romulus and Remus, the twin founders of the Roman Empire, spanned three days. The debaucherous celebration was filled with nudity, sexuality, ritual sacrifices, feasting, and games, and is thought to be the origin of modern-day Valentine’s Day.

17th                Celtic Tree Month of Rowan ends

18th                Celtic Tree Month of Ash begins

18th                Zodiac Period of Aquarius ends

19th                Zodiac Period of Pisces begins

24th              Full Snow Moon (5:31 AM, MST) – February’s full moon is called the snow moon since most of northern North America was covered in snow during this time. Other names include the Bear Moon, Racoon Moon, Suckerfish Moon, Goose Moon, Bald Eagle Moon, and Groundhog Moon. Names connected to the weather are Storm Moon, Snow Blinding Moon, Shoulder to Shoulder Around the Fire Moon, and Ice Moon.

24th              Full Moon in Virgo – 5 Vir 23′

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March

1st              Matronalia – The ancient Roman festival of Juno, the birth goddess, celebrated annually by Roman matrons. The historic festival consisted of married women proceeding to the temple to make offerings. Wives received gifts from their husbands and gave a feast for their female slaves. This is believed by some to be the source material for our modern-day Mother’s Day.

10th              New Moon in Pisces – 20 Pis 16′

10th              New Worm Moon (3:02 AM, MST)

17th             Celtic Tree Month of Ash ends

18th             Celtic Tree Month of Alder begin

19th            Ostara – A major festival that celebrates the arrival of spring. Named after the Germanic Goddess Ostara or Eostre, who was associated with fertility, rebirth, and new beginnings. Some choose to celebrate on the 20th each year.

19th            Spring/Vernal Equinox – The equinox marks the sun’s crossing above the Earth’s equator, moving from south to north – night and day are equal (9:07 PM, MST) – The first day of Spring.

20th             Zodiac Period of Pisces ends

21st               Zodiac Period of Aries begins

24th/25th    Holi – Hindu festival of colors, also called the festival of sharing and love is celebrated each Spring. For the year 2024 it begins at sundown the 24th and ends at sundown on the 25th.

24th/25th   Penumbral Eclipse  – Eclipse Begins, Mar 24th 10:53:16 PM, Eclipse Peak, March 25th 1:12:51 AM, Eclipse Ends, March 25th 3:32:27 AM

25th              Full Worm Moon (1:01 AM, MST) – In the month of March, as the snow began melting, insects and beetles would begin moving, leaving winding tracks that look liked  a worm had crawled through. Other names include the Crow Moon, Crust Moon, Sap Moon, Sugar Moon, Wind Moon, Sleepy Moon, Seed Moon, the Chaste Moon, and the Death Moon.

25th              Full Moon in Libra – 5 Lib 07′

30th              Rama Navami – a Hindu celebration to honor the birth of Lord Rama.

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April

1st                     Veneralia – An ancient Roman holiday celebrating Venus and Fortuna

1st                    Mercury becomes Retrograde (4:14 PM, MST)

8th                   New Pink Moon (12:23 PM, MST)

8th                   New Moon in Aires – 19 Ari 24′

8th                   Great North American Total Solar Eclipse – The path of totality for this total solar eclipse runs through Mexico, the United States, and Canada. (see footnotes for a link to the viewing chart)

14th                  Celtic Tree Month of Alder ends

15th                  Celtic Tree Month of Willow begins

15th                 Sigrblot/Sumarsdag – Norse celebration of the first day of summer.

19th                  Zodiac Period of Aries ends

20th                 Zodiac Period of Taurus begins

21st/22nd      Lyrids Meteor Shower – One of the oldest known meteor showers, starting April 16th and ending April 25th. The peak days are the 21st and 22nd, when very bright and fast moving meteors can be seen about twenty per hour.

22nd                Yggdrasil Day – A festival to honor Odin’s sacrifice on Yggdrasil, for wisdom and the knowledge of the runes.

23rd                Full Pink Moon (5:51 PM, MST) – Of all the full moon names, the pink moon is the most specific as it refers to one of the earliest blooming spring flowers, the pink Phlox. Other names are the Sprouting Grass Moon, the Frog Moon, Broken Snowshoe Moon, the Fish Moon, the Hare Moon, and the Egg Moon. It’s also called the Sucker Moon, the Sugar Maker Moon, the Breaking Ice Moon, the Paschal Moon, the Seed Moon, and Growing Moon.

23rd                Full Pink in Scorpio – 4 Sco 18′

25th                 Mercury becomes progressive (6:54 AM, MST)

30th                 Walpurgisnacht – or Hexennacht [Hẹxennacht]. Originally a Norse ritual practiced thousands of years ago in Northern Europe and Scandinavia. After the long winter, prayers were offered to expedite the coming of spring and ensure fertility for livestock and crops. Also called the night of the witches.

May

1st             Beltane – The Gaelic May Day festival commemorating the first day of summer. It’s origins are from the ancient Celtic people of Ireland, Scotland, and the Isle of Mann. Beltane is now one of the largest pagan celebrations worldwide, usually marked with a fire festival.

2nd           Pluto becomes Retrograde (11:47 AM, MST)

5th/6th    Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower – Also sometimes spelled as Eta Aquariid, the meteor shower is usually active between April 19 and May 28 every year. In 2024 the peak viewing night will be between the 5th and 6th of May.

7th            New Flower Moon (9:24 PM, MST)

7th            New Moon in Taurus – 18 Tau 02′

9th            Lemuria – Also called Lemuralia. This ancient Roman festival in which the citizens performed rites to exorcise the malevolent and fearful ghosts of the dead from their homes. Three days were planned for the event, however they were not consecutive. The 9th, 11th, and 13th of May.

12th          Celtic Tree Month of Willow ends

13th          Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn begins

20th         Zodiac Period of Taurus ends

21st           Zodiac Period of Gemini begins

23rd         Full Flower Moon (7:55 AM, MST) – The flower moon is appropriately named, as the early part of May is when the many dozens of wildflower species begin to bloom. It is also known as the Hare Moon, the Corn Planting Moon, the Budding Moon or Leaf Budding Moon, the Bright Moon, the Blessing Moon and the Milk Moon. Other names are the Planting Moon, Frog Moon, Egg Laying Moon, Grass Moon, Mulberry Moon, Field Maker Moon, and Mother’s Moon.

23rd         Full Moon in Sagittarius – 2 Sag 55′

28th         Feast of Bendidia – an ancient Athenian festival celebrating the Thracian goddess Bendis, the Goddess of the Moon and the Underworld.

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June

6th                   New Moon in Gemini – 16 Gem 18′

6th                   New Strawberry Moon (6:40 AM, MST)

7th/15th          Vestalia – A Roman holiday which dates back to the 7th Century BC, to honor the Goddess Vesta, the Goddess of the hearth, and the burning continuation of the sacred fire of Rome.

9th                    Celtic Tree Month of Hawthorn ends

10th                  Celtic Tree Month of Oak begins

20th                  Zodiac Period of Gemini ends

20th                 Litha – also called Midsummer and Midsummarblot. Litha is the celebration of the Sun, the longest day of the year, and the Oak King and Holly King’s great dual for power over the earth. At Litha, the Holly King wins the battle and days begin to grow darker until Yule, when the Oak King regains power and days grow brighter.

20th                 Summer Solstice  (Thursday, Jun 20th, 2:51 PM, MST)

21st                   Zodiac Period of Cancer begins

21st                  Full Strawberry Moon (7:10 PM, MST) – The strawberry moon gets its name from the Algonquin Native American tribe in the northeastern U.S. and eastern Canada. It refers to the region’s abundance of ripe wild strawberries which could be gathered as a sweet treat. June’s full moon has also been called the Honey Moon, Rose Moon, Berries Ripen Moon, Green Corn Moon, Hot Moon, Birth Moon, Hatching Moon. Still other names are the Horse Moon, Dyan Moon, Flower Moon, Planting Moon, Egg Laying Moon, Blooming Moon, and Mead Moon.

21st                  Full Moon in Capricorn – 1 Cap 07′

24th                 Midsummer celebrated in Finland & Sweden – originally a pagan ritual for fertility and a successful harvest during the Stone Age. Bonfires were used to keep away any evil spirits. It was said that spirits were free to roam the earth when the sun was turning towards the southern hemisphere.

29th                  Saturn becomes Retrograde (1:06 PM, MST)

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July

2nd                Neptune becomes Retrograde (4:40 AM, MST)

5th                 New Moon in Cancer – 14 Can 23′

5th                 New Buck Moon (4:59 PM, MST)

6th                 Kupala Night – Kupala Night is very old Slavic pagan fertility rite day dating back to the 12th century. During the celebration,  young couples participate in several rituals related to the day.

7th                 Celtic Tree Month of Oak ends

8th                 Celtic Tree Month of Holly begins

21st                Full Buck Moon (4:19 AM, MST) – We called the July full moon, the Full Buck Moon, as this is the time when male deer antlers, begin a rapid growth process, in preparation for the mating season. The July full moon has also been called the Thunder Moon due to the amount of thunderstorms in July. Some of the other lesser-known names are the Hay Moon, the Blessing Moon, Meadow Moon, and the Wort Moon. Still others are the Salmon Moon, the Raspberry Moon, Berry Moon, and Halfway or Halfway Summer Moon.

21st                Full Moon in Capricorn – 29 Cap 09′

22nd              Zodiac Period of Cancer end

23rd               Zodiac Period of Leo begins

30th              Delta Aquariids Meteor – This meteor shower occurs between July 18 to August 21. In 2024, the waning gibbous and last quarter moon will light up the night sky past midnight, so the best peak viewing time will before moonrise on July 30th.

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August

1st               Lughnasadh – One of the four primary Celtic celebrations, honoring the God Lugh. Additionally Lughnasadh is the first of the three annual harvest festivals. The first is the harvest of the grain, the first cuttings are used to bake fresh bread and brew the first beers and ales of the season.

1st               Lammas – A neopagan version of Lughnasadh, focused only on the harvest and not the Gods.

1st               Freysblot – A Norse celebration of thanksgiving for the fruits of the first harvest of the year. A loaf of bread is baked as an offering to the god Freyr. The modern Asatru name of this celebration is Freyfaxi.

4th              New Sturgeon Moon (5:14 AM, MST)

4th              New Moon in Leo – 12 Leo 34′

4th              Mercury becomes Retrograde (10:56 PM, MST)

4th              Celtic Tree Month of Holly ends

5th              Celtic Tree Month of Hazel begins

11th/12th  Perseids Meteor shower – One of the brighter meteor showers of the year. They occur every year between July 17 and August 24. In 2024 the peak night will be between the 11th and 12th of August.

19th           Full Sturgeon Moon (12:28 PM, MST) – the Sturgeon Moon gets its name from Native American tradition, specifically from the territories surrounding the North American Great Lakes. During the month of August, tribes within the region would fish for sturgeon which were abundant at this time of the year. These large fish would be dried and serve a a key food source during the winter months. August’s full moon is also known as the Green Corn Moon, the Fruit Moon, the Barley Moon, the Grain Moon, the Dispute Moon, and the Red Moon. Additionally, the Ojibwe called the August full moon the Blueberry Moon, while the Dakota Sioux knew it as The Moon When All Things Ripen.

19th            Full Moon in Aquarius – 27 Aqu 15′ – This is the first Supermoon of 2024

22nd          Zodiac Period of Leo ends

23rd           Zodiac Period of Virgo begins

23rd           Vulcanalia – the chief festival of the ancient Roman God Vulcan.

28th           Mercury becomes Progressive (3:14 PM, MST)

30th          Raksha Bandhan – A Hindu festival that focuses on the love and duty between brothers and sisters.

September

1st            Uranus becomes Retrograde (9:17 AM, MST)

1st            Celtic Tree Month of Hazel ends

2nd          Celtic Tree Month of Vine begins

2nd          New Harvest Moon (7:56 PM, MST)

2nd          New Moon in Virgo – 11 Vir 04′

6th           Krishna Janmashtami – A Hindu festival to celebrate the birthday of Lord Krishna

17th         Full Harvest Moon (8:36 PM, MST) – the full moon which occurs closest to Mabon in called the Harvest Moon. Other names for the September full moon are the Corn Moon, the Child Moon, the Autumn Moon, the Falling Leaves Moon, the Mating Moon, the Singing Moon, and the Yellow Leaf Moon.

17th         Full Moon in Pisces – 25 Pis 41′ – This is the second Supermoon of 2024

17th         Partial Lunar Eclipse – this will be viewable across North America

22nd        Zodiac Period of Virgo ends

22nd        Mabon – A pagan Sabbat to celebrate the second of the three harvests. Key survival foods were harvested and put into storage for the winter during this time of the year. This included apples, onions, potatoes, pears, corn, carrots, turnips, hard squash, cabbage, and many more. Many people believe Mabon is the origin of modern day Thanksgiving.

22nd        Autumnal Equinox: when night and day are equal (Sunday, September 22nd, 6:44 AM, MST)

22nd        Haustblot – The Norse fall equinox feast, also referred to as Winter Finding. Like many of our ancient celebrations, this one revolves around the agricultural calendar. Haustblót was a time of harvesting crops and preparing for winter.

23rd         Zodiac Period of Libra begins

29th         Celtic Tree Month of Vine ends

30th        Celtic Tree Month of Ivy begins

October

2nd              New Hunter’s Moon (12:50 PM, MST)

2nd              New Moon in Libra – 10 Lib 04′

2nd              Annual Solar Eclipse – A solar eclipse always occurs a few weeks before or after a lunar eclipse. Usually there are two or three eclipses in a row, this year there are two, and an almost, with this being the second. The only place in the United States that this eclipse will be viewable is Hawaii.

7th/8th      Draconid Meteor Shower – Also known as the Giacobinids, this is the first of the two annual meteor showers that occur in the month of October. The peak viewing will be the night between the 7th and 8th of October. Of all the annual meteor showers, the Draconid shower is considered one of the least interesting.

9th              Jupiter becomes Retrograde (1:05 AM, MST)

11th             Pluto becomes Progressive (6:32 PM, MST)

14th             Vetrablot – Asatru celebration of harvest, fertility, and honors Freya.

17th             Almost Lunar Eclipse – even though the Sun, Earth, and Moon will be very closely aligned on this day, there will be no lunar eclipse. There are several different ways to calculate eclipses, so some sources are listing this event as a penumbral lunar eclipse. In any case, viewers on Earth will not be able to see the Earth’s shadow on the Moon.

17th            Full Hunter’s Moon (5:27 AM, MST) – Every month except for September, October, and sometimes November, have names that stay the same, regardless of year. The full moon which comes closest to Mabon is always called the Harvest Moon and the full moon immediately after it is always called the Hunter’s Moon. Since moon cycles are 28 days and calendar months are 30/31 days, it’s always changing. The October full moon is also called the Dying Grass Moon, the Sanguine Moon, the Ice Moon, the Freezing Moon, the Migrating Moon, the Travel Moon, and the Blood Moon, even when there is no eclipse.

17th            Full Moon in Aries – 24 Ari 35′ – This is the third Supermoon of 2024.

20th/21st  Orionid Meteor Shower – the second annual October meteor shower, peaking on the night between the 20th and 21st. This year, expect to see 20 meteors per hour during the peak night.

22nd           Zodiac Period of Libra ends

23rd            Zodiac Period of Scorpio begins

27th            Celtic Tree Month of Ivy ends

28th           Celtic Tree Month of Reed begins

31st            Samhain – The celebration of the Celtic New Year. It’s the third of the three annual harvest festivals, when the last of the row crops, wild herbs and forage, and animals would be slaughtered as meat for winter. On Samhain, the veil which separates the world of the living with the spirit world is thin enough to cross over. It is a time of congress with the ancestors. Samhain is the origin for modern day Halloween.

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November

1st                  New Beaver Moon (6:48 AM, MST)

1st                  New Moon in Scorpio – 9 Sco 36′

1st                  Diwali – One the most important holidays of Hindu, Jainism, and Sikhism, commonly known as the festival of lights. The festival generally symbolizes the victory of light over darkness.

11th                Feast of the Einherjar – Asatru celebration honoring the fallen heroes in Valhalla, and in the halls of the other Gods and Goddesses. Some observe this holiday on the 18th of November.

15th               Full Beaver Moon (2:29 PM, MST) – During November, beaver pelts would be harvested since this is the time when their coats were the thickest and most useful. It is also called the Trading Moon, the Full Sassafras Moon, Frost Moon, Oak Moon, Dark Moon, Fog Moon and the Mourning Moon (the last full moon before the Winter Solstice). It’s the first full moon of the Celtic New Year.

15th               Full Moon in Taurus – 24 Tau 01′ – This is the Fourth and final Supermoon of 2024.

15th               Saturn becomes Progressive (7:21 AM, MST)

17th/18th     Leonids Meteor Shower – The Leonid meteor shower will be active during the month of November, producing its peak rate of meteors the night between the 17th and 18th. The shower is called Leonids because its radiant, or the point in the sky where the meteors seem to emerge from, lies in the constellation Leo.

21st               Zodiac Period of Scorpio ends

22nd             Zodiac Period of Sagittarius begins

23rd              Celtic Tree Month of Reed ends

24th              Celtic Tree Month of Elder begins

25th              Mercury becomes Retrograde (7:42 PM, MST)

30th              New Cold Moon (11:22 PM, MST)

30th              New Moon in Sagittarius – 9 Sag 33′

December

5th              Krampusnacht – Eastern European and other Germanic people celebrate ‘Krampus night.’ every year. Krampus is a horned, beastly creature that terrorizes children who have been naughty. Over the last decade, this holiday has grown in popularity and is now celebrated to one degree or another in all of Europe and America.

6th              Mars becomes Retrograde (4:33 PM, MST)

7th              Neptune becomes Progressive (4:43 PM, MST)

13th/14th  Geminids Meteor Shower – This meteor shower will be active from the 4th to the 17th of December, producing its peak rate starting at approximately 7:00 PM on the night of the 13th until 3:00 AM on the 14th. This is one of the most spectacular showers of the year, with 120 meteors per hour, but with a nearly full moon this year, there will be reduced visibility due to the high level of illumination.

15th            Full Cold Moon (2:02 AM, MST) – As December is cold across the nation, this full moon name is fitting. It is also called the Bitter Moon, the Big Winter Moon, the Oak Moon, the Wolf Moon, the Singing Moon, and the Long Night Moon.

15th            Full Moon in Gemini – 23 Gem 53′

15th            Mercury becomes Progressive (1:56 PM, MST)

17th            Saturnalia – The most popular of all ancient Roman holiday’s. The Agriculture God Saturn is honored from the 17th through the 23rd. Many of the traditions of this holiday are considered the source of modern-day traditions of Christmas, including wreaths, candles, feasting and exchanging of gifts.

20th          Mōdraniht/Mother’s Night – Ancient Germanic festival celebrating female deities, honoring maternal and feminine energies, and paying tribute to the ancestors

21st           Yule/Yuletide – the most important of all Norse holidays during the darkest of nights. It has a duration of 12 nights, starting at sundown on the night of the winter solstice. The Celts and other tribes in western Europe adopted the traditions of Yule, but no one is really sure why; holidays were usually culture specific in ancient times. Yule is widely considered the basis for modern-day Christmas.

21st             Winter Solstice (Saturday, Dec 21 2:20 AM MST)

21st             Zodiac Period of Sagittarius ends

22nd           Zodiac Period of Capricorn begins

22nd           Ursid Meteor Shower – The Ursid meteor shower will be active from the 17th of December until the 26th of December, peaking on early in the morning (3:00 AM, MST) on the 22nd.

23rd            Celtic Tree Month of Elder ends

24th            Celtic Tree Month of Birch begins

30th            New Wolf Moon (3:27 PM, MST)

30th            New Moon in Capricorn – 9 Cap 44′

31st             Hogmanay – A Scottish festival to celebrate the New Year, with some similarity to Christmas.

 

Additional Resources & Information

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April 8th’s Solar Eclipse Viewing Chart

Walpurgisnacht – The Night of the Witches

Vestalia – Vestal Virgins and Thirty Years of Chastity

The Sacred Tree Calendar of the Celtic People

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